Who Will Win the 81st Masters?

The Masters 2017, is shaping up to be one of the better ones in recent history. Fans are able to enjoy the battle for the coveted Green jacket. Thanks to the currently ranked number one in the world Dustin Johnson withdrawing before his tee time during the first round, it has been a thrilling experience to watch this major tournament. Millions of PGA fans were upset with the news of Johnson pulling out, as we were ready to see a battle between Johnson and University of Texas’ very own Jordan Spieth.

Johnson who has been on a very very hot streak lately would have been trying to extend his win streak. Long time fans say he reminds them of Tiger Woods in 97. Spieth has a chip on his shoulder this year. During the final round of The Masters 2016. Spieth was in first place at Amen Corner and shooting at -6 for the day. What happened next could not have been predicted. Jordan Spieth who almost had the title locked up choked. Hole 13 bogey, Hole 14 bogey, Hole 15 double bogey, hole 16 another double bogey. Needless to say Spieth has something to prove.

Coming into round 4 there are some players no one was looking for. But they out to prove they have what it takes. Tied for first is Justin Rose alongside Sergio Garcia both at (-6). Either one of these two winning is a toss up. We know that it will be close. Fun fact: Garcia has had twelve top 5 finishes in majors without a win. These two are followed by Rickie Fowler (-5) he is currently the betting man’s favorite to win, coming back after being down (+8). If he does pull off the win he will break Wood’s and Faldo’s record of most strokes behind to comeback and win (+7). Next is Spieth (-4) followed by Ryan Moore (-4) Charley Hoffman (-4) and Adam Scott (-3). The conclusion of The Masters 2017 will be intense.


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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